Put some pants on.
That’s the message of Japanese town officials to — a Michelangelo sculpture?
According to Raw Story, a replica sculpture of Michelangelo’s David is causing angst among Okuizumo residents. The 16-foot replica is one of many statues donated by businessmen to dot a public park; the park also includes a running track, baseball stadium, tennis courts, mountain bike course and play area for children, the report continues.
Some residents are concerned about the statue’s nakedness.
“Some people have told the town’s legislators that toddlers are afraid of the statues,” one town official was quoted as saying, according to Raw Story. “They are statues of unclothed humans. … Some people apparently said the statues might not be good for their children.”
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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